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South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Super Venue

Went to a Plumeria Show on an unusually hot afternoon. All displays were enjoyable and helpers... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Small but nice, lots of mosquitos

This is a small place but worth it for the admission price of $8. We enjoyed the butterfly house... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
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A tranquil respite from city stress, this collection of gardens soothes the soul with walking trails, 2500 varieties of orchids, an idyllic rose garden, desert and tropical flowers, wetlands, forest and many opportunities for bird watching.
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8545 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413-5900
+1 361-852-2100
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went to a Plumeria Show on an unusually hot afternoon. All displays were enjoyable and helpers were a great treat as they pointed out the many varieties and made the visit better. Sure was hot!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Nice place to visit if you love plants and the outdoors. It is definitely hot but if you get out pretty early you can enjoy nature and a place to meditate. Staff are helpful.

Thank Betty T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

My little girl loves the flowers, parrot and the tortoise. The colors are so amazing and beautiful and smells great too even though it is outdoors.

Thank amandamE1062FX
Reviewed 27 June 2017

First, if you're heading here any month from early May - end of September, it's gonna be bloody hot. You'll melt, no lie. If you decide to go, bring a summer hat or umbrella; bug spray; water and sunscreen for walking around. Go in the...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a small place but worth it for the admission price of $8. We enjoyed the butterfly house and seeing the birds and reptiles. There is a bird presentation on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays that is educational and helpful for anyone considering purchasing a...More

Thank TC13
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This botanical garden was a nice surprise for us. For a smaller town, it is chock full of cool birds and reptiles. We loved that! The orchids and plumeria were beautiful but not many in bloom right now in June. The boardwalks and bird blinds...More

1  Thank littleyao
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We spent several hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our favorites were walking the creek loop, wandering through the plumeria garden and looking at the amazing variety of orchids. We were very impressed by the structures built as Eagle Scout projects and thoroughly enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a beautiful and peaceful place, my kids even enjoyed taking the trails, seeing the animals and lovely flowers.

Thank Marisa E
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The botanical garden orchid collection is my favorite. Some of the native plants were quite nice to look at as well. Several parrots are real show stoppers. Not a bad destination for a couple to walk around, take some selfies and such.

Thank Tomasz W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you love nature and flowers, this is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. They have a couple of greenhouses full of beautiful orchids and other exotic flowers, acres of gardens, a bunch of beautiful tropical birds to view, and even some interesting...More

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They are open daily 9am-6pm except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving. Lots of beauty to see outdoors and great walking trails. Orchid and Bromeliad Conservatories to enjoy and a Butterfly Exhibit. Also... More